Service has a proven track record of working with a wide range of businesses including warehouses, distribution centres and worldwide food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Our experienced team ensures that your request for technical or engineering support receives the urgent response it requires. We are able to offer a full refurbishment program to give you existing machines a new lease of life, and will also accept old machines as trade-in against new machinery.

WestRock APS, one of the world’s leading suppliers of end-of-line packaging automation solutions, is pleased to be able to offer and support a range of pallet stretch wrapperscarton closerscarton erectors and carton sealers from Italian packaging systems manufacturer, SIAT.

The SIAT range of products are available in over 65 countries throughout the world and has an unrivalled, complete and CE/UKCA compliant range of quality packaging machines.

This combination makes WestRock APS the company to choose for your end of line packaging needs.

Our team have a wealth of experience for you to draw upon. This means that your requirements are met, from both an economic and technical perspective. Combine this with an excellent technical support and backup package, and you will find that you are in very safe hands with us.

For more information, please call 01493 257033 or contact us service, overhauls & upgrades – upgrade your existing machines to meet current safety regulations and replace obsolete controls and PLC’s

Our services include:

  • Standard installation and commissioning of Siat manufactured and Siat equipment.
  • Customisation and bespoke upgrades of new Siat machines and/or assemblies to suit specific customer requirements.
  • Bring existing machines into the 21st century and to meet current regulations.
  • Upgrades to existing equipment – Safety, change of use, new assemblies, process improvements, reliability, removal of obsolescence, increased efficiency, future-proofing, sustainability.
  • Refurbishments of existing equipment, major service, re-commissioning and improvements.
  • Addition of Servo axes for greater product control in machines, replacing pneumatics or traditional methods.
  • Software – PLC changes, code re-writes, modifications to existing, HMI replacements, additional functions etc.
  • Project management and customer relations, support of equipment back into full service.
  • Specialist knowledge of Rockwell control platforms, also proficient in Siemens and Mitsubishi – others on request.
  • Other OEM end of line equipment, though we specialise in Siat machines.

PLC/HMI upgrades

  • Design of new control systems to replace existing.
  • Uploading of existing programs for backup/re-writing.
  • Re-writing of new PLC and HMI code/programs to suit application.
  • Addition of new hardware when available, Servos, inverter drives, encoder/analogue inputs etc for greater control of machines and to bring all elements integrated in one platform.
  • On-site installation of new hardware to existing systems.
  • Commissioning of machine back into service.

Safety upgrades

  • Design of new safety systems of existing machines to meet current regulations.
  • Replacement of old type switches and single channel devices for new self-monitoring switches, including all field wiring.
  • Addition of new safety relays for circuits, plus control wiring to suit existing panel requirements.
  • Safety contactors added to power circuits to remove power source from outputs as required.
  • Adding variable-frequency drives for motor control using safe torque-off functions.
  • Replace on-machine components/assemblies for new as required.
  • Light curtains installation and commissioning if required
  • Guard Logix processors if applicable
  • Pneumatic upgrade with twin solenoid self-monitoring dump valves to meet PLd.
  • Mechanical guarding designed and manufactured to suit each application as required
  • Any other mechanical requirement/machine changes to meet safety regulations
  • Full installation/commissioning on-site
  • SISTEMA reports completed to demonstrate safety performance level.



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